Fettucine are part of the long, flat pasta family.
It is not easy to establish where this type of pasta originated from, which is popular all over Italy, albeit with different local names. Fettucine were probably originally from Lazio where they are the pride of all regional cooking.
Fettuccine are very versatile and so suitable for a variety of sauces. They are recommended in particular in pasta dishes with tomato and meat ragùs. They are also excellent for preparing fish-based sauces, especially shellfish
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Garganelli, whose name is reminiscent of a chicken's oesophagus which in the dialect of Emilia Romagna is called "garganel", are short, ridged, pointed maccherone with the ends cut on a diagonal. This is done with a tool called a comb, similar to a loom, with two parallel pieces of wood joined by thin strips of reed.
The typical ridges are traditionally obtained by passing the outer surface of the pasta over a loom made of reeds called a "comb".
The best way to enjoy this type of pasta is to serve it with a tasty hare sauce or with a "guazzetto", a stew made from diced bacon and peas.
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